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from Cologne to Ingolstadt

You can get from Cologne to Ingolstadt by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Ingolstadt on Oct 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h47 08:31PMIngolstadt Hbf
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07:30PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h59 11:29PMIngolstadt Hbf
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05:21AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h10 09:31AMIngolstadt Hbf
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Travel Information between Cologne and Ingolstadt

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $86
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 4 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $86 (€70) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 249 miles (401 km) by flight, bus or train from Cologne to Ingolstadt. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Cologne to Ingolstadt.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cologne to Ingolstadt
Travel to Ingolstadt easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Ingolstadt.
How do I go from Cologne to Ingolstadt?

There are 3 ways to travel to Ingolstadt from Cologne including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Ingolstadt?

The cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Ingolstadt is by taking a train with an average price of $22 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to Ingolstadt:

A train is generally $64 (€52) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $86 (€70) from Cologne to Ingolstadt.

A train is generally $42 (€34) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $64 (€52) from Cologne to Ingolstadt.

What is the fastest way to travel to Ingolstadt from Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Ingolstadt from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Ingolstadt can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 10 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 11 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Cologne to Ingolstadt would I travel?

The distance from Cologne to Ingolstadt is approximately 249 miles (401 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Ingolstadt?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Ingolstadt is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Ingolstadt as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cologne? Where do I arrive in Ingolstadt?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Ingolstadt:

  • Buses from Cologne to Ingolstadt most often leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Ingolstadt, ZOB.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Ingolstadt Hbf.
Who can get me from Cologne to Ingolstadt?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Ingolstadt, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Eurowings to go to Ingolstadt by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Cologne to Ingolstadt tickets on Omio for $86 (€70).
  • Flixbus can take you to Ingolstadt by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cologne to Ingolstadt for $64 (€52).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Ingolstadt by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Ingolstadt for $22 (€18) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Ingolstadt from Cologne?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Ingolstadt with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 10 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Ingolstadt as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Ingolstadt from Cologne.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Cologne to Ingolstadt?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Ingolstadt often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Munich, Berlin or Nuremberg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Ingolstadt itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Ingolstadt and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Cologne to Ingolstadt one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Ingolstadt, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $86 (€70) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $64 (€52) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $22 (€18) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Ingolstadt online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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